Let me just start by saying that not only were Huggy Bear one of my absolute favorite bands growing up, I still contend they rank as one of the best bands from the 90s full stop. Jo Johnson was a member of the seminal group, but her debut solo record on Further isn’t going to bring back a lot of nostalgia for Huggy Bear. “Weaving,” the title track from the album, is dizzying. Multiple synth sequences spiral in all directions at different speeds punctuated by deep bass digs. At times I’m reminded of Ricardo Donoso’s recent work (that I released!), but with a more minimalist, meditative approach. “Weaving” is a deeply satisfying nine minute exploration.
Weaving is available to pre-order now via Further.